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Mystery Book Discussion Group

Bring your lunch and join us the third Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 in the conference room on the second floor of the Main Library, at 361 Washington Street.

Copies of the book to be discussed will be available at the front desk 4 weeks before the meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact reference librarian Liz Mellett at (617) 730-2369 or via email.

The complete list of books the group has read in the past.


Ian Pears, Death and Restoration (1998)

Sep 16, 2014

Detective Flavia di Stefano of Rome’s art theft squad and art historian Jonathan Argyll are baffled by a tip that claims a theft is planned at the nearby Monastery of San Giovanni. The monastery appears to have nothing of interest to art thieves, even their dubious Caravaggio, which is currently being restored. In the NYTBR Marilyn Stasio noted that “By anchoring his subject in a sturdy plot and sublime setting, Pears offers more reason to delight in the articulate characters and erudite art commentary that give his books...their high style.”